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Hidden Pond
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

This was our first trip to Hidden Pond and we will definitely be going back. The service and accommodations are outstanding. Be sure to plan to eat at the on-site restaurant "Earth" as many times as you can. They have lots of interesting menu choices and you are going to want to try as many as you can. The food is all sourced locally and the chef makes very tasty dishes from the local products. They provide a refrigerator in the room that is stocked with milk, orange juice, yogurt, butter and water. We looked forward to having the NY Times and a soft-sided cooler attached to a hook by the entry door every morning. They bring you coffee, fruit and some freshly made pastry's and breads at 7:30 to 8:00 AM.

They have lots of things to do on the property. We enjoyed bike riding, spa treatment, working out in the fitness room and looking at all of the beautiful landscaping and gardens on the property. We are already planning our next trip back.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Terry W
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GeneralManagerHP, General Manager at Hidden Pond, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2013

Dear Terry:

Thank you for your kind words and support of the resort. The greatest compliment is that you are already beginning to plan your return! We anticipate having you back for a second trip that is as memorable and novel as the first.

Wishing you both fun and exciting travels until we have the opportunity to welcome you back to Kennebunkport. Enjoy your summer!

Kind Regards,

Justin Grimes
General Manager

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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Having recently come back from our 8th stay, this place continues to place me in awe. From the welcoming Iris, Hydrangea and Lily Bouquet compliments of gardener Elizabeth, to the chilled PJ and DD coffee, they really know how to treat you here. Earth continues to be laden with great pairings, where else can you get foie gras and pizza for your dinner? Danielle and chef-husband, Justin are warm and receptive, meatballs are a must try; great dining staff, Matt, Patrice and Nick.
The Tides under Dameon's helm is a great summer spot, try the watermelon Cosmo. New additions to the KRC group, most notably Ocean and David's are wondrous, especially if you get to eat here under cloudless blue skies and warm sun. But the no. 1 reason is the staff at Hidden Pond. Under the steady and caring guidance of Justin, and always-at-hand, Kristen, they are amicable, caring and gracious. Great new additions are Jill, Casey and Aaron. If you're in this 'neck' of the Woods this summer, give THP a try....I promise you'll like it!!!!!

Room Tip: If you're traveling as a couple for a short stay try the bungalows closest to the Spa and Pool; if with a larger group then the cottages are for you. Review them as they are not carbon copies, but all unique in their own special way. We like the one level cottages.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank summer0807
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GeneralManagerHP, General Manager at Hidden Pond, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2013

Dear summer0807:

Thank you for always sharing such a wonderfully detailed recap of your time spent with us at Hidden Pond, Tides Beach Club and all of our affiliated sister properties within the Kennebunkport Resort Collection. I love that you have been able to enjoy your trusted favorites while also experiencing new properties and venues upon each visit to the area. After so many trips to Hidden Pond, you have become quite the Kennebunkport aficionado!

You have clearly formed such strong connections with all of our staff members and I am so glad that you have called them out by name. Many of our team members read TripAdvisor and there isn't a prouder moment for someone than to read their name in a review making note of a job well done. Thank you for acknowledging our team and the effort they put in to create memorable and fulfilling stays for our guests. We are pleased and thankful that you continue to chose Hidden Pond as your destination after so many years and numerous stays -- thank you for your unrelenting support of our property.

I look forward to welcoming you back for many future trips and wonderful memories.

Kind Regards,

Justin Grimes
General Manager

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

This was a perfect get-away retreat for an overnight with friends. We stayed in a two-bedroom cottage, and made good use of the fireplace, since it was a rainy weekend. The on-site restaurant "Earth" was cozy with outstanding food and good wine choices.

Room Tip: The cottages are very clean and stocked with all essentials. There is a full-size refrigerator and stove. Staff deliver baked goods and fruit in the morning.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Julia J
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GeneralManagerHP, General Manager at Hidden Pond, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2013

Dear Julia J:

Thank you for your review! I am glad that you had the opportunity to enjoy a night away with friends. The fireplace cannot be beat on a rainy day, that's for sure. Please come back and see us again when the sun is shining to enjoy more food, wine and comfort!

Kind Regards,

Justin Grimes
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

This is our second trip to hidden pond and we never thought they could top our first stay, they did! The staff is beyond amazing. Brianna took wonderful care of us, she is a great addition to the staff ( note to management grab on to her and don't let go!) she even went out of her way to say hello and check in on us when were not even in her section. Matt D at earth were remembered from our visit here last year . He is a top knotch server and really makes you feel welcome. We got to take advantage of the pasta class with chef Nick , this was such an wonderful time, I would recommend this to everyone , he was gracious enough to write down the dough recipes for us! Had a great facial at the spa and just had a wonderful time relaxing. We are planning our wedding at the end of August and needed the get away before the craziness started , we need up with 90 degree weather and amazing staff that helped us relax and unwind. Checking out tomorrow , so sad to be leaving :)

Room Tip: The bungalows toward the back of the bungalow section of the resort are very quiet .
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jamie W
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GeneralManagerHP, General Manager at Hidden Pond, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2013

Dear Jamie:

Thank you for your review and for sharing specific feedback on two staff members who really made your experience extraordinary. Since reading the review, I have personally shared your comments with Matt, Nick and Brianna -- you put a BIG smile on each of their faces. I appreciate you acknowledging them -- just as you did in your last review regarding Ali.

You picked a hot, beautiful weekend -- nice work! I am glad that the getaway was able to provide you with just the right amount of relaxation before your busy summer ahead.

Congratulations to you both on your upcoming special day. We look forward to welcoming you back as a married couple!

Kind Regards,

Justin Grimes
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

I just returned from a three night stay at Hidden Pond with my husband and three teenagers. We enjoyed the resort and the two bedroom cottage was nice for a family. We liked the remoteness of the resort and enjoyed walking and riding bikes to the beach. We ate at Earth the first night of our stay and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the meal. We were out and about most days so we did not spend much time at the pool or doing any activities at the resort. We stopped for drinks one night at the small bar and the bartender was very helpful with recommendations of places to see and other places to eat during our stay.
Small complaints from the group. Breakfast was not enjoyable. The fresh orange juice, milk and yogurt were fine but the bland fruit was the same everyday and the dry scones, cornbread and cheddar rolls were unappetizing in the morning. It could be a midwest thing, but we enjoy muffins and soft breakfast foods, toast? As a result, we were very hungry and rushed to lunch to finally get something to eat. Also, I would suggest that the hotel contact you prior to arrival to see if you are interested in eating in the restaurant during your stay. We were not there in high season and it was booked until one 8:30 reservation and closed the other nights. It would have been a disappointment to have missed the opportunity to eat at Earth and given the resort's remote location, there are not other options within walking distance.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank lwohara
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GeneralManagerHP, General Manager at Hidden Pond, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2013

Dear Iwohara:

Thank you for sharing the experiences from your family vacation to Hidden Pond.

Hidden Pond is the perfect home base for a Kennebunkport vacation as it provides seclusion in a peaceful environment, yet is still a short trip away to downtown Dock Square for shopping, walking and excitement. I am glad that you experienced Earth and the Back Porch Bar. Our culinary and restaurant team aims to delight and please by delivering great cuisine with thoughtful service in a unique setting.

I appreciate you sharing your constructive criticism of our breakfast offering. Our baker, Matt, and his entire team bake our breakfast goods fresh for the morning and work to provide daily variety. I wish that we could have delivered you a breakfast that was more appealing to you. We always seem to find that breakfast is such a personalized meal and it can be somewhat of a challenge appealing to all tastes and preferences. Either way, your feedback is very valuable and appreciated -- I have already passed this on to Matt in efforts to improve the offering.

I also apologize that you were not able to dine at Earth during your preferred time. The week you were here was the first week where many summer residents moved back into town and Earth was a very busy spot as a result. I agree that you should have received a courtesy call so that you were better prepared for the busy nature of the restaurant. I apologize for this shortcoming, but I am glad that you still enjoyed your meal and experience at Earth.

I hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you back to Hidden Pond in the future. I would love to work with you directly on booking any return visits and subsequent dining reservations to ensure complete satisfaction. I am always available via phone (207-967-9050) or email (justin@hiddenpondmaine.com) -- I would be happy to assist in any way possible!

Wishing you an endless summer!

Kind Regards,

Justin Grimes
General Manager

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